A General Practice Attorney

Whether you’ve been arrested, injured in an accident, or are planning your estate, Arnold P. Bernard, Jr. can help.  Attorney Bernard has the experience and skills to litigate your case from start to finish–from pre-lawsuit/charges to verdict, post-verdict, appeals, and beyond–and the dedication necessary to get you the relief you deserve.

Dealing with legal issues can be a tiresome and stressful chore.  Attorney Bernard can offer you peace of mind.  If you are unsure about your rights, Attorney Bernard can help you navigate the legal landscape and ensure your rights are protected.

No inquiry goes unanswered.  Initial consultations are free.  Contact me today!

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

From DUI to homicide and everything in between, Attorney Bernard is there to protect your rights and advocate vigorously on your behalf.  If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, Attorney Bernard will work tirelessly to explore all options and develop a plan to protect his client’s liberty and property.  All cases, regardless of their grading as misdemeanors or felonies, can have serious, lifelong implications.  Attorney Bernard is experienced at representing individuals at all levels of the judicial system–from preliminary hearings to appeals–in all levels of the judicial system–before your local magistrate or in federal court.

DUI

If you or a loved one has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, it is of the utmost importance that you have a knowledgeable lawyer who can make sure that  your rights have not been violated and who can hold law enforcement accountable for their actions.  There are also a number of diversionary programs available throughout the different counties that serve to mitigate the penalties and collateral consequences, e.g. driving license suspensions, of a DUI conviction.  Attorney Bernard can ensure that all of your options are available to you and will work hand in hand with you in crafting a defense strategy that suits your individual needs.

Juvenile Law

Just because your child is under 18 years old doesn’t mean they don’t have rights, too.  When a person who is under 18 years old  is charged with a crime or who faces a juvenile delinquency petition, different rules apply.  While many people think that juvenile deliquency is expunged after the child turns 18, this is not necessarily the case.  Cases involving juveniles can be tricky.  Attorney Bernard can help protect your child and can prevent a child’s mistake from negatively impacting the rest of their life.

Wills & Estates

No one likes to think about what will happen to their possessions when they pass away, but mortality is a fact of life.  Having a proper will in place is crucial to make sure that one’s wishes are honored after his or her death.  Attorney Bernard offers a suite of products and services including wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and trusts that can ensure your intentions are fulfilled at your passing and can help your family avoid the expensive costs of probate and inheritance tax.  His in-house notary service also makes Attorney Bernard your one-stop shop for all of your estate planning needs.

Real Estate

Buying a home can be a complex and difficult process.  It involves a mountain of confusing paperwork, to say the least.  If you’re looking to purchase or sell a home, Attorney Bernard can review all of the paperwork–from sales agreements and mortgages to deeds and escrow–and guide you, step-by-step, through the process.

Personal Injury & Civil Litigation

Whether you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, suffered a slip-and-fall at the grocery store, fallen victim to medical malpractice, or been hurt by a defective product, Attorney Bernard can get you the money for your damages, and pain and suffering you deserve.

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